Feb. 20

• CHARTER LOTTERY: Lake Norman Charter holds the 2014 school year lottery at 4 p.m. at the middle school, 12435 S. Old Statesville Road, Huntersville. Details: 704-948-8600.

• BUSINESS NETWORKING: The Lake Norman Chamber of Commerce hosts a Business After Hours networking event 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the Comfortable Couch Company, 19725 Oak St., Cornelius. Details: www.lakenormanchamber.org

• GIRL POWER: Girls, ages 12-16, build confidence and self-esteem in girl power classes 7-8 p.m. every other Thursday at CrossFit Davidson, 305 Depot St., Davidson. Girls focus on functional fitness, body-weight exercise, goal setting, teamwork and a healthy self-image. Six session costs $60. Details: 704-987-7200.

• FILM SCREENING: Davidson College Arts Galleries screens disaster-related short films to promote its latest art exhibit, “State of Emergency,” 7-8:30 p.m. in Semans Auditorium in the Belk Visual Arts Center. Details: www.davidsoncollegeartgalleries.org or 704-894-2519.

• ORCHESTRA: Davidson College Symphony Orchestra presents “A Night of Movie Romance” 7:30-8:30 p.m. at the Duke Family Performance Hall. Hear music from “Gone With the Wind,” “Titanic” and “Pride & Prejudice.” Admission is free. Details: www.davidson.edu.

 

Feb. 21

• SPEED NETWORKING: The Lake Norman Chamber of Commerce hosts speed networking 8-9 a.m. in its office, 19900 W. Catawba Ave., Cornelius. Details: 704-892-1922.

• FOCUS FRIDAY: N.C. Sen. Jeff Tarte and representatives from Carolinas Healthcare System and Novant Health discuss the top “Hospital Certificate-of-Need Good Policy or Bad Politics?” at 8:30-10 a.m. at the Lake Norman Chamber of Commerce, 19900 W. Catawba Ave., Cornelius. The program is free. Details: 704-892-1922. 

• LIVE MUSIC: Dave Haywood performs live music 10-11 p.m. at the Galway Hooker, 17044 Kenton Drive, Cornelius. Details: www.galwayhookerpub.com or 704-895-1782.

• LIVE MUSIC: Gump Fiction performs live music at 10:30 p.m. at The Rusty Rudder, 20210 Henderson Road, Cornelius. Details: http://therustyrudder.net or 704-892-9195.

• ART PARTY: Cornelius Arts Center hosts a Black History Month Art Party for children and their parents form 11 a.m.-1 p.m. at Cornelius Arts Center, 19725 Oak Street. Art projects will be centered on famous and talented African-American artists like Roman Bearden, Faith Ringgold and Jean Michael Basquiat. There will be various art stations throughout the studio. The party is free. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Details: 704-892-6301 ext. 160.

 

Feb. 22:

• BLACK HISTORY: Latta Plantation teaches the African-American experience on a North Carolina backcountry plantation in “Back of the Big House” 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at the historic site, 5225 Sample Road, Huntersville. Admission costs $8 for adults and $7 for seniors and students. Ages 5 and younger get in free. Details: www.lattaplantation.org or 704-875-2312.

• LIVE MUSIC: John Linker performs live music 10-11 p.m. at the Galway Hooker, 17044 Kenton Drive, Cornelius. Details: www.galwayhookerpub.com or 704-895-1782.

• POLAR PLUNGE: The Lincoln County Special Olympics hosts its Polar Plunge: Freezin’ for A Reason at Sally’s YMCA, 1601 Forney Creek Pkwy., Denver. A DJ plays and games start at 9:30 a.m. Registration begins at 10:30 a.m. The first plunge starts at noon. Register online, at East Lincoln High School or at the event. Registration costs $10 for ages 9 and younger and $25 for ages 10 and older. Details: www.firstgiving.com/sonc/solcpolarplunge or Celeste Frazier, 704-736-1860 or 704-308-6398.

WOODCARVING: The Charlotte Woodcarvers Club present the 31st Showcase of Woodcarvings 2014 noon-4 p.m. at the Marion Diehl Rec Center, 2219 Tyvola Road, Charlotte. The event includes more than 700 carvings in competition and on display, vendors, seminars and raffles. Free admission. Details: www.charlottewoodcarvers.com

BLACK HISTORY: Meet and learn from the Connor family, enjoy memorabilia, live performances, children’s activities and refreshments at “Rediscovering the History of John Connor Road” 3-5 p.m. at Cornelius Town Hall, 21445 Catawba Ave., Cornelius. The event is open to the public. The Connor family photo exhibit will be on display until Feb. 24. Details: 704-892-6031.

• WOMEN’S CONFERENCE: Davidson College’s sixth annual Women's Leadership Conference features speakers, workshops and discussions about what it means to be a global advocate for women. Tickets cost $15 for students and $30 for general admission. Reserve them online at http://womensleadershipdavidson.com. Details: angutierrez@davidson.edu

• COLLEGE BASKETBALL: The Davidson College men’s basketball team plays Wofford at 7 p.m. in Belk Arena, 200 Baker Drive, Davidson. Tickets range $7-$22. Details: www.davidsonwildcats.com.

• DAVIDSON FARMERS MARKET: The Davidson Farmers Market opens 9 a.m.-noon next to Davidson Town Hall, between Main and Jackson streets in Davidson. Details: www.davidsonfarmersmarket.org.

 

Feb. 23

JEWISH FILM: The Charlotte Jewish Film Festival kicks off its 10th anniversary celebration with the showing of “A Bottle in the Gaza Sea” at 3 p.m. in Room 900 of Alvarez College Union at Davidson College, 207 Faculty Drive, Davidson. Admission costs $10. Details: www.charlottejewishfilm.com.

 

Feb. 24

JEWISH FILM: The second film of the Charlotte Jewish Film Festival  “When Jews Were Funny” plays at 7 p.m. at Regal Cinemas Birkdale Stadium 16, 16950 Birkdale Commons Pkwy., Huntersville. Admission costs $10. Details: www.charlottejewishfilm.com.

 

Feb. 25

• PSYCHOLOGY LECTURE: Meg Jay, author of “The Defining Decade: Why Your Twenties Matter-And How to Make the Most of Them” presents a psychology lecture 11 a.m.-noon in Davidson College’s Chambers Building, 200 D Road, Davidson. Details: 704-894-2876.

• PUPPET SHOW: Joe Cashore and the Cashore Marionettes perform vignettes that explore facets of the human experience at 8 p.m. in Davidson College’s Duke Family Performance Hall, 207 Faculty Drive, Davidson. Tickets are required for the free performance. Details: www.davidson.edu/tickets or 904-894-2315.

• COMEDY SHOW: Tim Kidd performs stand-up comedy at 8 p.m. the Lake Norman Comedy Club, 17044 Kenton Drive, Cornelius. Doors open at 7 p.m. The show is for ages 21 and older. Tickets cost $10. Details: www.lkncomedyzone.com or 704-895-1782.

 

Feb. 27

• COVEKEEPERS: Barry Shearin, deputy director for operations for Charlotte-Mecklenburg Utilities Department, speaks at the next Lake Norman Covekeepers meeting at 7 p.m. at the East Lincoln Volunteer Fire Department, 406 S. Pilot Knob Road, Stanley. Shearin talks about what CMUD is doing to protect the water supply from sewage spills, construction site pollution and chemical/radiation contamination. Details: Ben Benoit, 704-489-6249.

• COLLEGE BASKETBALL: The Davidson College men’s basketball team plays UNC Greensboro at 7 p.m. in Belk Arena, 200 Baker Drive, Davidson. Tickets range $7-$22. Details: www.davidsonwildcats.com.

• THEATER PRODUCTION: Davidson College explores cyber-bullying and its consequences with the performance of “IRL: In Real Life” at 7 p.m. in the Barber Theatre in the Cunningham Theatre Center, 310 N. Main St., Davidson. Tickets cost $5. Buy them at 704-894-2315 or www.davidson.edu/tickets. Details: 704-894-2930.

• CHAMBER MIXER: The Lake Norman and Mooresville-South Iredell chambers of commerce hold a joint mixer noon-7 p.m. at Kearey Builders, 218 Grasshopper Loop, Mooresville. Details: www.lakenormanchamber.org.

• CPR TRAINING: The Davidson Parks and Recreation Department holds an American Red Cross Citizen CPR course to teach untrained bystanders how to perform hands-only CPR from 7-8 p.m. at the office, 865 South St., Davidson. The class is free. Details: 704-892-3349.

 

Feb. 28
BLOOD DRIVE: Community Blood Center of the Carolinas hosts its fifth annual “Pints for Pounds” blood drive from 7:30 a.m.-1 p.m. at Hough High School, 12420 Bailey Road, Cornelius. For every pint of blood donated, the Community Blood Center will donate seven pounds of food to the Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina. Details: www.carolinadonor.org or 704-972-4700.

• TENNIS CARNIVAL: The Lake Norman Tennis Association holds a tennis carnival for beginners, ages 5-10, 6:30-7:30 p.m. at the River Run Tennis Club, 18801 Gretyon Lane, Davidson. Register by Feb. 26. Details: juniors@lnta.org

• THEATER PRODUCTION: Davidson College explores cyber-bullying and its consequences with the performance of “IRL: In Real Life” at 5 and 7 p.m. in the Barber Theatre in the Cunningham Theatre Center, 310 N. Main St., Davidson. Tickets cost $5. Buy them at 704-894-2315 or www.davidson.edu/tickets. Details: 704-894-2930.

• MUSIC TRIBUTE: MusicalMinds presents An Evening with The Beatles, featuring musical arrangements from jazz to classical, 7-10 p.m. at River Run Country Club, 19125 River Falls Drive, Davidson. The event includes heavy appetizers and a live auction. Tickets cost $54. Details: www.musicalmindsnc.org.

 

Ongoing

COLLEGE THEATER: The Davidson College theater department presents “Mr. Marmalade” by Noah Haidle at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 20-22 in the Barber Theatre, 310 N. Main St., Davidson. The performance, for ages 13 and older, is about a young girl and explores what it means to be grown up. Tickets cost $10 general admission, $8 for seniors, $7 for faculty and staff and $5 for students. Details: www.davidson.edu/tickets or 704-894-2315.

ART EXHIBIT: Davidson College holds an art exhibition, titled “State of Emergency,” 10 a.m.-5 p.m. weekdays and noon-4 p.m. weekends through Feb. 28 in the Van Every Gallery of the Belk Visual Arts Center, 315 N. Main St., Davidson. The exhibition features the work of contemporary artists in visualizing disasters, ranging from hurricanes to financial crises. Details: 704-894-2519.

• THEATER PRODUCTION: Davidson Community Players presents Pearl Cleage’s “Flyin’ West” at 8 p.m. Feb. 20-22, Feb. 27-March 1 and March 6-8, as well as 2 p.m. Feb. 23, March 2 and March 9, at the Armour Street Theatre, 307 Armour St., Davidson. The play follows three African-American women as they find independence and freedom as pioneers in the American West. Tickets cost $20 for adults, $18 for seniors and $12 for students. Buy tickets by calling the box office at 704-892-7953 or online at www.DavidsonCommunityPlayers.org